December 27, 2013

Here’s How To Have Fun On Instagram Without Posting A Single Picture

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What is the issue?

Is it just me or does Instagram get boring very quickly? I don’t want to see another picture of your Starbucks cup, Sandra. No one does. That’s why my friends and I came up with a fun game that you too can play, to make Instagram more fun than you could ever imagine. It’s also completely harmless, unlike posting “LOL” on a picture of your sister with her new boyfriend.

What you do is, perform a search of a random hashtag. Make sure it’s not anything too common, because you want it to be an odd picture. For the one I’m about to show you, my friend Eireann searched for the hashtag #toiletcover. Here’s the picture she found:

Instagram
Instagram

We have no idea who posted this, which is the key part. Here’s what happens from there:

Instagram
Instagram

This bizarre conversation breaks out on a girl’s comments between two strangers who are apparently involved in some sort of almond manslaughter case. It keeps going:

Instagram
Instagram

After this one, I give it a little bit of time so the girl whose picture we’re posting on has the opportunity to read it and either delete it, or get emotionally invested in the story that’s unfolding. If it were me, I would have sent it to all of my friends and we would be trying to figure out what really killed Greg and if she’s the prime suspect. After a few minutes I post this:
How To Have Fun On Instagram Without Posting A Single Picture
Now things seemed to be patched up and start to descend into some weird vacation stories of some sort. Again, I give it a few minutes and then finish it off with this:
How To Have Fun On Instagram Without Posting A Single Picture

Now it’s just gotten absurd. There are too many questions here to even begin to answer, so I leave it overnight and check it the next day. It looks like our new friend was not impressed, as she deleted the whole conversation:
How To Have Fun On Instagram Without Posting A Single Picture

Is this completely idiotic? Absolutely! But for some reason the thought of a random person watching all of this unfold between two strangers on a picture of their Santa toilet seat cover makes me laugh way too hard. I know you’re going to say that we have too much time on our hands, but we laughed at this for hours while you scrolled through 200 pictures of sunsets on your Instagram feed. If you do it, please let me know. Also if you do it on one of my photos I will weigh in on your fictitious argument and take a side. I’ll probably make up bizarre backstories for you as well. Either way, have fun!

My pal Julia Davidovich does these, but she’s actually gotten responses, which is even more fun! You can check hers out here.TC Mark

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